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Experienced Interior Designer / Project Manager with 12+ years in the design industry. Experience includes but not limited to - design consultation, construction management, landscaping expertise, personnel management, and project management - budgeting, scheduling, resource management, and quality supervision.
Jan 2012 - Present
Design Head / Project Manager
I worked freelance on a number of independent projects for various clients. My responsibilities included assembling a team, managing and executing the project in addition to providing design consultation.
Aug 2006 - Jan 2015
Design Associate / Project Manager
Puran Kumar Architects
I worked as Design Associate / Project Manager on retail, commercial, residential and landscaping projects in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Delhi. I headed my own team and my responsibilities included selling solutions to clients, overseeing design, construction management, and personnel management.
Sep 2003 - Mar 2004
Exteror-interiors Pvt. Ltd.
I headed the Mumbai branch of Exteriors - Interiors. This was an educational unit offering the diploma course in Interior Design; my responsibilities included staffing and general management, accounts & payroll, logistics, and course schedules, conducting job fairs and marketing.
Jan 2002 - Aug 2003
Architect Ratna Dharia
I worked as an Interior Designer / Project Manager and had the opportunity to work on commercial as well as residential projects both in Mumbai and in Pune. I also had the opportunity to work exclusively on 20 landscaping projects and my extensive experience with landscaping had its beginnings during my stint here.
Jun 2001 - Jul 2001
Zeus Exports, Kochi an established company of exporters of Indian Tea required an interior designer to remodel their office space. While still a student at Exteriors & Interiors, Kochi, I got the opportunity to do this project. This was a turnkey project for 8 weeks, including designing and execution of the project.
May 1998 - May 1999
Cyber Prism Software & Training (India) Pvt. Ltd.
I worked as Student Counselor and provided guidance on courses suited to students background, level of programming knowledge and helped them choose the right program for their goals.
Jan 1997 - Apr 1998
Student Counselor / Faculty
DataPro InfoWorld Ltd.
I worked as Student Counselor / Faculty and provided guidance on courses suited to students background, level of programming knowledge and helped them choose the right program for their goals. As part of my work here I also taught basic computer literacy classes.
Apr 2004 - Jun 2004
Certificate in 3D Max
Certificate training program in 3D Studio Max - 3D Modeling and Animation.
Jun 1999 - Dec 2001
Diploma in Interior Design
Exterior - Interiors pvt ltd
Intensive two year course in a premier institution. Graduated class 1st and runner up in national design competition held by Exterior - Interior Pvt Ltd for graduating class of 2000.
1992 - 1994
Diploma programme with NIIT, with advanced IT training
Jan 1990 - Jan 1994
Bachelors in Corporate Secretaryship
Anna Adarsh College for Women
Graduate programme with the University of Madras. Majored in Accounting, Law and Management.
Manage and successfully complete multiple projects simultaneously.
Manage proposals, contracts, support requests & quality supervision on all projects.
Perform end to end construction project management including project planning, cost - time and quality management, and safety management.
Perform project feasibility and planning, project accounting, budgeting, scheduling, and resource allocations.
Track and prioritize project activities; coordinate project activities between all team members - internal team, consultants, site supervisors, contractors, sub-contractors, and architects.
Identify risks and resolve issues; organize and lead meetings & status updates.
Oversee document management on projects to ensure completeness and accuracy.
Oversee office management
Client relationship building
Team relationship building - with internal team, consultants, site supervisors and tradesmen.
Interior Design, Construction & Landscaping
Expert in Retail, Commercial and Residential design, Construction Management and Landscape Design.
Design expertise includes - Property assessment - evaluating properties, location analysis, property development; Space utilization & planning with Drawings & Specifications; Furniture design / selection / detailing; Fixtures design / selection / detailing.
Construction Management expertise includes MEP Design solution - Complete Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing design solutions based on the existing site conditions.
Landscape expertise includes design and development; complete with plants, features, lighting, sprinkler and drainage.
Auto CAD - Expert
MS Office - Expert
3D Max- Intermediate
Photoshop - Intermediate
Sketch Up - Intermediate
Revit - Junior
Establish trust with clients and foster growth of long term relationships.
Manage client concerns professionally and generate repeat business.
Build positive work environments and trust with internal and external teams.
Manage disputes and resolve claims and issues in a timely manner.
Build and maintain current network of wholesale and retail vendors to procure materials and equipment at cost effective terms, established contractors, and service consultants.
Interviewing and hiring employees.
Personnel reviews and retraining.
Motivating and streamlining team efficiencies.